July 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Plans for a mammoth 2.2 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm off the southern coast of Australia have taken a crucial step forward this month after the developers announced a partnership to conduct a market study on the availability of the required labor and vessel resources.
December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
As the year draws to a close and Australia's renewable energy industry celebrates a surprisingly strong year --- surprising, especially considering the general lack of support from the Federal Government --- one could be forgiven for wondering why a literal "island nation" as big as Australia hasn't turned its eyes offshore for its electricity generation
December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
More than 680 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power is expected to come online around the globe in the next decade, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
July 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Annual wind capacity additions in the Asia Pacific region (excluding China) are expected to reach 12.1 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 according to new research from MAKE Consulting, more than double the capacity added by the end of 2017 of 5.5
February 13th, 2018 | by Giles Parkinson
Tesla, fresh from the success of its newly-opened big battery in South Australia, has joined 18 other groups competing for the right to build another big battery, this time in the Northern Territory
August 19th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Just three months after Origin Energy stunned the renewables industry with a record low power off-take deal for the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria, AGL Energy has delivered more of the same, securing an off-take price of below $60/MWh through the sale of its 453MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm, between Kingaroy and Dalby in Queensland’s south-east
July 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
More than 72 GW of new wind capacity is expected to be added over the next ten years in the Asia Pacific (excluding China), pushing cumulative capacity up to 111 GW and making it one of the largest wind sub-regions in the world.
May 11th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
Origin Energy has set a stunning new benchmark for renewable energy off-take deals in Australia – and sounded the alarm for energy incumbents – after committing to a long-term power purchase agreement of below $60/MWh for the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria.
April 27th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
South Australia set a new record for wind output on Tuesday, the Anzac Day public holiday, reaching 1,540MW just before midnight – a significant lift on its previous record of 1,400MW set just two weeks earlier.
March 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, assuming a role currently dominated by the nation’s fossil fuel generators, a wind energy conference in Melbourne has been told.
March 7th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
French renewable energy firm Neoen says it is aiming to install a total 1GW (1,000 megawatts) of large scale wind and solar facilities in Australia, after completing the finance of the 109MW Hornsdale 3 wind farm currently under construction in South Australia
February 17th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
Oh, the irony. NSW is one of the most coal-dependent states in Australia, with renewable energy contributing less than 10 per cent to its electricity mix on average. Over the weekend, however, wind and solar may just have helped keep the lights on.
September 30th, 2016 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy. The assault on climate policies and renewable energy initiatives has taken a new form: having obliterated [&hellip
August 25th, 2016 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy. The Australian Capital Territory has achieved new record low prices for wind energy in Australia as [&hellip
February 14th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath. The South Australian government has given approval for the development of a $1.5 [&hellip
December 10th, 2013 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy. Numerous studies tell us that 100% renewables is possible, and cost-effective. But how to structure an [&hellip
August 23rd, 2013 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy The Australian government appears to have made a remarkable concession following the release of the 100% [&hellip
August 22nd, 2013 | by Giles Parkinson
This article originally published on RenewEconomy The rapidly changing nature of Australia’s coal-fired electricity grid has been highlighted by a [&hellip
May 30th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
A new analysis of government data compiled by Green Energy Markets finds Australia on track to not only hit 22% renewables by 2020, but reach an unprecedented 51% of all electricity by 2050.
April 15th, 2013 | by Ronald Brakels
The 420 megawatt Macarthur wind farm was opened in the state of Victoria on Friday. It is the largest wind [&hellip